Tanzania’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has directed education officers and quality controllers to visit all schools and libraries to identify unethical books being used by the institutions.
The government directives follow complaints by some stakeholders that some books being used in some schools are immoral.
The call was made in Dar es Salaam by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Francis Michael in a meeting with secondary and primary education officers and quality controllers from Dar es Salaam.
The Permanent Secretary cautioned some school officials against barring government officials, especially education officers to conduct inspections in their institutions.
He said that he received a call from the Commissioner of Education, informing that some schools have denied education officers entry to inspect them, especially private schools.
Michael added that, the Commissioner is the one who provide permits for running schools thus if they refuse to be inspected it raises doubts over the school operations.
He noted that, although some schools have policies which restrict any one to enter the school but it is different when it comes to government officials.
Dr Michael added that, although some schools rejected the pupils from being interviewed unless they are permitted by their parents, the ministry was waiting for the Commissioner’s report so that it can take action against such institution.